Use Plot Data to Make Sound Decisions

first_img Use Plot Data to Make Sound Decisions SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 8, 2019 Home News Feed Use Plot Data to Make Sound Decisions Facebook Twitter Matt Hutcheson, CCA Seed Consultants, Inc.As harvest is completed across the Eastern Corn Belt, seed companies, universities, and growers will have the chance to compile and analyze data from yield testing. One of the most important decisions a farmer will face all year is deciding what variety to plant and in which field to plant it. To ensure that the best possible decision is made next spring, it is important to spend some time looking at yield data. While reviewing data is critical, knowing how to determine whether it is accurate and useful is equally important. Below are some tips for using data to make sound planting decisions next spring.Look for Replicated DataDon’t rely on yield resultsfrom one strip plot on a farm or from a single plot location. Look for data from randomized tests that are repeated multiple times and across multiple locations. Replications in testing increase the reliability of the data and helps to remove variables that can skew results.For strip plot data, was a “tester” used?Strip plots planted on farms can cover large areas of a field. In many fields in the Eastern Corn Belt there are several soil types. If a plot crosses several soil types how can you be sure it is accurate? By planting a “tester” variety at regular intervals within the plot, you can calculate adjusted yields based on the variability of the tester yield across the plot. The use of a tester minimizes the effect soil type variability has on the plot results to ensure more accurate data.Look for consistencyAccording to Bob Nielsen, Purdue Extension Agronomist, “Documented consistency in yield performance is still the key to success in selecting hybrids that will perform well in your farming operation.” When choosing a variety based on plot data, it is important to look for consistent performance—across several plot locations and between multiple years. Choose varieties that consistently performed well in 2014 and 2015, in multiple locations, and different growing conditions.Statistical SignificanceOn published data look for foot notes that indicate the least statistically significant yield difference, or LSD. In many plots, the performance of the top 5 or 10 varieties may not be statistically different. Although there are small differences in yield, statistical analysis of the data indicates that all varieties within the LSD have an equal chance of winning the plot.While plot data can be very useful in making decisions, some plot data is significantly more accurate and reliable. The key to getting the most out of yield data is having the ability to sort through the large amounts of information to identify the data that most accurately and reliably represents varietal performance. Previous articleSoybeans and Neonicotinoids: Update From Regional ResearchNext articleNovember Supply and Demand Shows Indiana Production Dip Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more


Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer Supports Foothill Unity Center’s 5th Annual Mobile Dental Clinic

first_img Subscribe Top of the News On Saturday, November Nov. 8 Don Schweitzer, Founder & Partner; and Patrick Baghdaserians, Senior Associate Attorney from The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer visited Foothill Unity Center’s USC Mobile Dental Clinic, a program the firm has supported for the last two years. In August, the firm presented Foothill Unity Center with a check for $10,470 to benefit the Center’s 5th annual Mobile Dental Clinic.Hosted at Beardslee Elementary School in Duarte, the program is a collaboration between Foothill Unity Center and the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC that provides free comprehensive dental services to more than 100 low-income Duarte Unified School District children. Aside from their effects on health, tooth-related ailments are the leading reason children miss school.The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer is located at 201 South Lake Ave. For more information, call (626) 683-8113 or visit Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Giving Back Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer Supports Foothill Unity Center’s 5th Annual Mobile Dental Clinic STAFF REPORTS | Photography by MoCee – Published on Monday, November 17, 2014 | 3:25 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more


Bail money phone call is a scam

first_imgDecatur County Communications is reporting that they have received multiple calls from concerned citizens stating they are receiving phone calls that a loved one has been incarcerated in Decatur County Jail and requesting money for bail over the phone. County officials assure you that the Decatur County Jail will never call and ask you to send money for bail, bail can only be paid cash, certified bank check, or credit card at the jail. These calls are scams and no personal information should be given over the phone.Unfortunately, these calls normally originate outside of Decatur County’s jurisdiction, so there is no report to be taken by law enforcement. However, you can report these incidents to the Indiana Attorney General at 1.800.382.5516.last_img


SuperCoppa:Neymar scores as Barca hold Atletico

first_imgBarcelona came away with a one-all draw in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Atletico Madrid at the Estadio Vicente Calderon on Wednesday 21 August 2013 thanks to an important equalizer from new boy Neymar.Neymar headed in a crucial equalizer to open his goal account for the Catalans after ex-Barcelona striker David Villa had given his new side the lead with a stunning 12th minute volley.Barcelona dominated possession but struggled to create chances throughout the first leg before Neymar’s 66th-minute equalizer denied the host a first leg advantage.Just as Tata Martino predicted in the pre-match press conference on Tuesday, the tie between FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid will be decided at the Camp Nou.The home team, who took the lead after 12 minutes thanks to a superb strike from Villa, took control of the game early on but loosened their grip as minutes ticked off the clock.The champion will now be decided on Wednesday 28 August when the two sides meet at the Camp Nou for the return leg.last_img read more